Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Needed Saturday: 76 Trombones (Etc., Etc.)
Saturday anyone who delivers a new or gently-used instrument to the Algonquin Commons mall office will receive a free appetizer at Houlihan’s and be entered for a chance to win a $100 Houlihan’s gift card.
"In partnering locally with District 300 Foundation, we hope to help put instruments in the hands of children and alert the community to the fact that many children are growing up without access to instruments or music programs,” said Houlihan's General Manager Nick Izzo.
All of the instruments dropped off at the Algonquin Commons mall office will be used to develop a lending library for D300 middle school children interested in music education.
“With widespread budget cuts and lack of public funds, our schools depend on fundraising and the goodwill of partners like Houlihan’s to provide their students with instruments,” said Diane Magerko, the District 300 Foundation's Performing and Fine Arts Chair.
In the pic: Thanks, anyway, Pete, but D300 Foundation asks for "gently used" instruments.